Baking is an enjoyable part of the Holiday season. I have been extremely spoiled, every season there is something homemade my mom makes for us from applesauce to pies to cookies to candy. I always enjoyed assisting her in baking, especially during the Christmas season. It has been difficult for me to bake on my own because of POTS and a lack of energy. I am going to share some cookie recipes with you. Some are spoonie friendly, others just taste good and are worth sharing.
Low Spoon Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe:
1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of white sugar
Preheat oven to 350
Combine ingredients. Bake for about eight minutes
Philly Cream Cheese Cookies
I simply love these cookies. They are different than the norm but festive and delicious.
1 (8 ounce) package of Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup of softened butter
1 cup of powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
Combine ingredients. Allow dough to chill for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325. Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes about three dozen cookies.
More of a classic type cookie. I love simple cookie recipes. They can allow those with chronic illness who are sensitive to take part in the cookies. I am not gluten-free but have a lot of abdominal issues and this cookie always sits well.
Preheat oven: 350
1 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of cornstarch
Being on your feet for too long is draining. I recommend sitting while making cookies. Using an electric mixer can help conserve energy as well. Take breaks in between, if needed. Rember there is nothing wrong with getting help baking or having someone bake for you 🙂
My family and I love this Gingerbread Cookie Recipe by Trisha Yearwood.
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 to 5 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring
- Nonstick cooking spray, for the baking sheets and rolling pin
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
For the cookies: In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the shortening and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the molasses, vinegar, and egg and beat on high speed to blend thoroughly.
Sift together the ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, salt and 4 cups of the flour in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed shortening and sugar and mix to make a firm, manageable dough, adding more flour if needed. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
Then the super fun part! Cut cookies into tons of fun Christmas shapes using cookie cutters. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes.
What are your spoonie baking tips? What is your favorite Christmas Cookie recipe?